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Participation in the 7th TCM of AMWC, Cairo

31-01-2013 | Participation in the 7th TCM of AMWC, Cairo ACCWaM has attended the seventh meeting of the technical committee of the AMWC (Arab Ministerial Water Council),held in Cairo at LAS on 13-15 January.During the meeting the ACCWaM team presented a summary of the activities implemented since the last technical committee meeting held in Bagdad last May 2012.The project team also presented a summary of the report prepared by an international consultant on behalf of ACCWaM on mainstreaming climate change adaptation Read More ....

Participation in the 2nd Arab Water Week

27-01-2013 | Participation in the 2nd Arab Water Week The second Arab Water Week, a platform for knowledge exchange focusing on the water issues in the Arab world, was held under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal on the 27th of January, 2013.  Entitled “New Prospects and Challenges for the Water Sector in the Arab Region”, the event featured 40 speakers who focused on the following topics: utilities effectiveness and efficiency, innovation technologies in the private sector, and Read More ....

Informal talks at Arab Water Forum with former German Minister of Environment

23-11-2012 | Informal talks at Arab Water Forum with former German Minister of Environment Dr Matthias Bartels presented to Prof Dr Dr Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany the GIZ programme Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region (ACCWaM). Dr Töpfer is a former German Minister of Environment, Nature and Conservation and Nuclear Safety and former Executive Director of UNEP. At IASS, the Global Contract for Sustainability Read More ....

Launch of the Egypt National Climate Change Coalition (at ICE Cairo)

07-11-2012 | Launch of the Egypt National Climate Change Coalition (at ICE Cairo) Julia and Manuela from ACCWaM have participated in the launch of Egypt’s National Climate Change Coalition. This meeting brought for the first time different actors of civil society together who work on climate change issues from various facets including water, agriculture, transportation, energy, urban planning, coastal zones, marine ecosystems, coral reefs, etc. The coalition seeks to join these forces and initiatives and facilitate collaboration Read More ....

Meeting Climate Change experts in Alexandria

04-11-2012 | Meeting Climate Change experts in Alexandria ACCWaMprogramme coordinator Matthias Bartels and regional consultant Abdullah Droubi visited Alexandria to meet experts on sea level rise and climate change adaptation.  They consulted with long experienced Prof. Mohamed El Raey, the director of the Alexandria Research Center for Adaptation (ARCA - arca-eg.org/) Mohamed Abdrabo, the Director of the Coastal Research Institute (CoRI) Ibrahim Elshinnawyas well as Mohamed A. Borhan, the Project Manager Read More ....

Meeting at the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association

03-10-2012 | Meeting at the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association On 3rd October ACCWaM met members of the Environmental Committee of the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA,www.eba.org.eg) to talk about the impact of climate change for businesses in Egypt. Following the invitation of Ali Al-Khorey who chairs the Environmental Committee ACCWaMprogramme coordinator Dr.Matthias Bartels and his colleague  Manuela Helmecke as well as Markus Donath (gizprogramme PSDP/Green Services) emphasized with their Read More ....

ACCWaM participates in 2012 annual meeting of CNRD Network in Cairo

02-10-2012 | ACCWaM participates in 2012 annual meeting of CNRD Network in Cairo The CNRD Network (Centre for Natural Resource Development, www.cnrd.info) is supported by BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). CNDR was established by Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) with a focus to support reaching the aims of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7. In October 2012, the network held its annual conference at Cairo’s Ain Shams University. The Read More ....

ACWUA 5th Best Practices Conference “Utilities Perspective on Water Resources Manageme

03-06-2012 | ACWUA 5th Best Practices Conference “Utilities Perspective on Water Resources Manageme At ACWUA’s conference in Oman, Matthias Bartels gave a presentation about Desalination as a Sustainable Option to Adapt to Climate Change. His contribution showed the significant opportunities of desalination while also stating the social, economic and environmental concerns that need to be taken into Read More ....

Participation at the 4th session of the AMWC in Baghdad, Iraq

01-05-2012 | Participation at the 4th session of the AMWC in Baghdad, Iraq At the 4th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council in Bagdad Dr. Abdullah Droubi, regional advisor to ACCWaM, gave a key note speech about water reuse. In his presentation he mentioned the challenges that the water sector in the Arab region is facing and which will be exacerbated by climate change.He clarified the importance of reusing treated water as an additional source of renewable water supply,also discussing the challenges and constraints related to the Read More ....

Cairo Climate Talks

26-02-2012 | Cairo Climate Talks On 26th of February 2012 the program coordinator of the regional gizprogramme "Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water sector in the MENA region" (ACCWaM) Dr. Matthias Bartels has been part of the Cairo Climate Talks (CCT) at DAAD Cairo. At the 4th monthly roundtable discussion of CCT experts from Germany and Egypt discussed the adaptation of Egypt’s agriculture to climate change. Matthias Bartels has emphasized the need for Read More ....

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